Alling M. Clements oil paintings
Scope and Contents
Alling M. Clements collection consists of 3 oil paintings by Clements.
- Creation: circa 1921-1956
- Clements, Alling (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to researchers.
Biographical / Historical
Alling Mackaye Clements was born in Rochester in 1888. He graduated from East High School in 1908, and from Mechanics Institute in 1911. He studied at The Art Students’ League in New York City from 1912 to 1914, then did freelance art work and scene painting in New York for several years and saw service in the Navy during World War I.
After his marriage he lived in the Kendrick homestead at 1520 Portland Avenue, built in 1933 by his wife’s family. Mrs. Clements was the daughter of Dr. Ryland Kendrick, for many years a member of the faculty of The University of Rochester. On the Portland Avenue property, Mr. Clements built his separate studio of stone and wood with his own hands.
In 1921 he returned to Mechanics Institute to teach in the Art Department. He studied and painted in Europe in 1926 and other summers were spent in Maine and Canada and other painting spots. Alling is best known for his landscape and coastal view paintings.
He was a member and past president of the Rochester Art Club, a director for three years of the Print Club of Rochester, a member of the Genesee Painting Group, Memorial Art Gallery, American Legion, Museum of Arts and Sciences, First Baptist Church, and Vice President of the Association for Teen-Age Diplomats. He had a son Kendrick Alling Clements,a sister Mrs. Emily (Arthur) Heath of Thornell Road in Pittsford, and a brother Grant W. Clements resides in Lakeville. He died in 1957.
0.5 Linear Feet (3 paintings )
A collection of three oil paintings by artist Alling M. Clements. One painting depicts a seascape with a rowboat in the foreground, one painting is of summer cottagest and The largest painting is titled "Winter Pines," and is a painting of three pine trees in a winter landscape.
The collection consists of 3 artworks.
Winter Birches, C.S. North, Art Rack
Untitled (sailboats), C.S. North, Art Cubby 11
Untitled (cottages), C.S. North, Art Cubby 11
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The paintings were purchased by Becky Simmons.
Finding aid created by Lisa Witt in April 2013.
- Rochester Institute of Technology -- Art collections (Organization)
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- Alling M. Clements oil paintings
- RIT Art Collection
- Lisa Witt
- 11 April 2013
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